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Are Ads On Social Media Good?

Ads on social media may seem bad at first but when you think about it, you start to realize how fortunate we are to have ads in our social media. What do I mean by this? I am saying that if we had no ads in social media they would be somewhere else. Somewhere much more annoying.  If ads were not in your social media they would be in your emails as spam or they would be constantly calling or texting you. Would you rather have a box in the corner of something you are reading or an inbox full of spam. Now I will admit that sometimes there is an ad that pops up in front of the article you are reading but that is not very common. And the fact is, people barley notice ads when they are reading. There is a statistic that says you are more likely to survive a plane crash than click an ad. That is bad news for the people paying for ads. But it is good that the ads are not noticed.

Why Should You Share Other Peoples Content?

There are a lot of people using social media that never share other peoples content. This is not a good position to be in. If you don’t share other peoples content you won’t be seen as a reliable source of information. Credibility is important in getting a good following. If you only post about yourself people will get bored of your content and won’t look forward to what you are posting. If you don’t post content other than your own you need to get to it and get your reliability levels up. A good place to learn about finding good content is http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/8-ways-to-discover-valuable-social-media-content/  This website contains a few tips to get you sharing quality information with your followers. If you don’t share others content you are not using social media correctly. Social media is made to spread ideas and information. And if information gets to you and stops you are defeating the purpose of social media.

Weather And Social Media

Communication with family members is very important during and after a severe weather incident. If the power is knocked out there is no way to call using landline but there are now apps to help you keep in touch. Social media is one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends and family. It is also a place where news and warnings can spread rapidly. Social media will soon be the way that news about weather will be spread. Radio and television will soon be second to social weather updates. Recently I have been receiving weather warnings straight through my phone. I believe this is much more efficient than playing that annoying tone on the radio. In the near future weather will be very much social, and the weather stations will send updates to your feed. There are also weather Apps created by the red cross and some cities. These apps will help keep track of your family members locations and give you an easy way to communicate with them. Eventually these apps will be integrated into social media giants like Google+ and Twitter as just another helpful feature they have. The problem with weather on Social Media is the fact that rumors of fake earthquakes and severe storms will spread all over and cause unnecessary terror and preparation for something that doesn’t exist. But never the less social media and weather will make a great mix. The Accuweather app is a good example of a successful social weather app.